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THE DHARMA DISCOURSES OF CARDINAL MASTER CHŎNGSAN(CHŎNGSAN CHONGSA PŎBŎ)

Part Two: Dharma Discourses

Chapter Twelve: The Way of Public-Spiritedness

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8. The Master said, “The source of any enterprise’s success or failure is the attentiveness or inattentiveness of the masters. Maintaining consistent dedication and heedfulness from beginning to end is attentiveness, which is the source of success. Dwindling enthusiasm after experiencing some hardship or increased negligence with the passage of time is inattentiveness, which is the source of failure. We who are pursuing the buddhas’ enterprise and practicing to becoming buddhas must not abandon our continuous devotion and ceaseless heedfulness and must make every effort to reap great success that knows no retroregression.”